Halt hate politics
Mar 1, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
President Mahinda Rajapaksa said it is time for all to put a stop to hate politics adding that politicians should take the lead in this regard. As people representatives they should set an example to others, the President said. He was speaking at a religious ceremony to invoke blessings on him and the country by the Maha Sangha at the Pelmadulla Raja Maha Viharaya premises Sunday.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing the daham hamuwa at the Pelmadulla Raja Maha Viharaya in Ratnapura Sunday
President Rajapaksa also emphasized that the moral renaissance of the Nation was as important as its economic renaissance.
While noting that achieving one without the other as a futile exercise, the President said the Maha Sangha and other religious leaders could play a pivotal role in helping create a morally rich society.
The contribution of religious leaders and the continuing efforts by them in this regard is highly appreciated, he added.